Randall Gusdorf  

Eye to Heaven by Randall Gusdorf

February 2021 - Eye to Heaven

February 2021 - Randall Gusdorf


About the Image(s)

I was commissioned by the wife to take Holiday pictures to send to friends and relatives. This picture was a test shot of one of my kids, as the other four were not yet ready. This was taken iso 12,800, 1/125th of a second, f5.6, with a 45mm lens on a fuji 50r. I am not a portrait photographer, but I am a photographer that looks for the picture in the picture.

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6 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Great shot and I like the way the light is falling onto his face. There is just enough light to separate him from the back ground. Good idea to use the TV as a black background!!! Surprised that you had to use such a high ISO!! Think image would be unusable if I used that on my camera!!!
The only thing that I think could improve it is if your son was either not looking quite so high up or tilted his slightly head further back. I think it would look better if his whole eye could be seen whereas with this angle it is right in the corner and looks squashed?   Posted: 02/04/2021 09:35:59
Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Thanks Angela, i was surprised as to the iso also, and just glad it works. points well taken on the eye and angle. maybe some day i will get more interested in studio photography, and that will open a whole new area for me.   Posted: 02/04/2021 09:40:40
Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
I do not like doing portraiture myself but do like still life etc and with the continued lockdown here in Wales doing quite a lot of that!!   Posted: 02/04/2021 09:43:31
Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
ah, lockdowns do = a still life in many respects.   Posted: 02/04/2021 09:48:26

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
I like the dramatic effect of this, Randall! I think the lighting is just right . It reminds me of some of the old masters ' paintings. The tv screen makes a wonderful black background! The cropping changes the whole picture. Your picture achieves what your title suggests!   Posted: 02/12/2021 00:35:34

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
I really like the lighting on this image. You turned a ho-hum picture into something special with the use of cropping. You have captured an element of his personality.
  Posted: 02/22/2021 07:15:50